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Race & Ethnic Relations

In the Torah, Jews are taught to accept others, without prejudice or bias. Judaism also teaches the importance of working with others in the community to achieve social justice. The RAC works together with representatives of different communities on several issues and provides resources to support intercultural learning experiences.

Race Relations

Fresh Updates from RAC Blog: Race Relations

Fresh Updates from RAC Blog: Race Relations

Balancing Minority Identities
Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

By Tony J. Westbrook, Jr. “So, you’re Jewish? Like full on Jewish? Like Drake.—Jewish? Funny, you don’t look Jewish.” These are the types of comments I often hear when interacting with new people. I am often surprised by the number of people that feel compelled to ask me if I am Jewish, as if it […]

Selma, 50 Years Later: What Can You Do to Mark this Occasion?
Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

Next weekend marks the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday. On March 7, 1965, civil rights leaders led 600 peaceful marchers from Selma towards Montgomery, AL in pursuit of voting rights, but were stopped after just six blocks. The marchers were brutally attacked by police as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Images of the confrontation […]

Social Justice at the Oscars
Posted on Monday February 23, 2015

In case you missed it, last night at the Academy Awards, many of the winners discussed important issues of social justice in their acceptance speeches. The stage of the Dolby Theater is a unique platform to call attention to these critical issues, and it can be validating to see celebrities discuss topics that we have […]

L’Taken Teens Inspire Us to Fight for Voting Rights for All
Posted on Wednesday February 11, 2015

Last month, four L’Taken participants from Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey spoke to their Members of Congress about their passion for voting rights. Brett Eisenberg, Victoria Kalbacher, Daniel Susson and Julie Benbassat spoke eloquently about our democracy and our duty as citizens to protect it. As we wait for the re-introduction of the […]

The Kovler Microgrant program supports activities and actions aimed at developing links and common ground between African-Americans and Jews, through educational and programmatic activities that bring members of both communities together to learn and serve. To apply, read the Program Guidelines and get in touch with Congregational Social Action Manager Isaac Nuell at (202) 387-2800.

Celebrate Shabbat Tzedek and continue our long history of working across lines of faith and race to end discrimination and speak out against inequality and prejudice.

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Claire Shimberg at (202) 387-2800.